March 18, 2024 2 min read


Jackpots from Mega Millions and Powerball Continue to Grow

The grand prize from Mega Millions is expected to hit the staggering $875 million, while the jackpot from Powerball is estimated at $645 million

The grand prizes for two of America’s favorite lottery games, Mega Millions and Powerball, continue to grow week after week. As a result, the jackpots of the two games are now mind-blowing with the grand prize from Powerball surpassing half a billion while the Mega Millions jackpot is getting closer to $1 billion.

The latest draw of Mega Millions was on Friday. The winning numbers from the drawing were white balls 13, 25, 50, 51 and 66, as well as the gold Mega Ball 6. While many hoped to win the jackpot, the grand prize survived Friday’s drawing, helping the jackpot soar to a whopping $875 million for the upcoming drawing scheduled for Tuesday, March 19, 2024. The cash option for the upcoming jackpot is a staggering $413.5 million, a sum that is far from $875 million but still completely life-changing.

While nobody hit the grand prize from Mega Millions, one lucky lottery player guessed correctly five white balls to score a $1 million win. On the other hand, 39 players guessed correctly four white balls along with the gold Mega Ball, securing $10,000 each, while nine people took a Megaplier prize of $50,000 each.

The odds of winning a prize from Mega Millions are 1 in 24. With that in mind, the odds of winning the game’s jackpot are 1 in 302.6 million.

Powerball Jackpot Grows Too

As noted, besides Mega Millions, the grand prize from Powerball survived as well. The game’s latest drawing was on Saturday, and no one was able to guess correctly all the winning numbers. The drawn numbers on Saturday included white balls 12, 23, 44, 57, 61 and red Powerball 5.

After nobody hit the Powerball jackpot, the grand prize is expected to hit $645 million for the upcoming drawing. The cash option for the jackpot is also a staggering figure, $307.3 million. The next drawing for Powerball is scheduled for Monday, March 18, 2024.

From Saturday’s drawing, three winners guessed correctly five white balls, taking home $1 million each. Guessing four white balls along with the red Powerball granted 35 lottery players a $50,000 prize each, while six people took home a $100,000 prize each.

The odds of winning the jackpot from Powerball are 1 in 292.2 million. The overall odds of winning a prize from the game are 1 in 24.9.


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